: ATPS hosts collaborating staff from Sussex University
The ATPS is currently hosting members from the University of Sussex at its secretariat offices. The team is working in an ATPS-Sussex University collaborative project called “Pro-poor, low carbon development: Improving low carbon energy access and development benefits in Least Developed Countries (LDC) project”. Other partners in the project include the STEPS Centre, Sussex Energy Group and Tyndall Centre.
The project is analysing the histories, and marking out the main actors in Solar systems adopted in Kenyan households. The history is poised to among other objectives, influence policy on the use of low carbon energy technology in developing countries, foster economic development, and provide insight to the Climate Innovation Centre in Kenya.
Earlier in June (3rd May 2013), the project held a workshop in which stakeholders in the SHS market convened to reflect, draw, capture and share thoughts and experiences to develop a comprehensive innovation history. The history included an illustration of what key actors in Kenya have done/are doing that contributes to the success of SHS market in Kenya. The stakeholders were drawn from African Technology Policy Studies Network; University of Sussex – UK; Ministry of Energy-Kenya; Kenya Solar Technicians Association (KESTA); Ubbink - East Africa; Chloride Exide; Africa Solar Designs; Telesales Solar; University of Nairobi and Pastoralists Consortium, among others.
For more information, see http://atpsnet.org/projects/low-carbon-development/index.php and http://steps-centre.org/project/low_carbon_development/
Posted on Monday 1st July, 2013
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